Normal weight for 5 year olds (lbs)

The average weight for 5 year old boys is 40.8 lbs and 5 year old girls average 39.7 lbs1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 5 year year old population.

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5 year old girls under 32 lbs or over 49 lbs and 5 year old boys who weigh less than 34 lbs or more than 49 lbs may want to consult with a doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children who's weight is outside the 5th or 85th percentiles seek professional advice to determine if further evaluation is needed2.

At 5 years old, children's bodies undergo remarkable changes as they become more independent and engage in physical activities. The average weight for a 5-year-old typically ranges from 41 lbs for boys and 40 lbs for girls based on CDC growth charts1. It's common to see variations in weight among children of this age due to differences in body composition and individual growth rates. Encouraging healthy eating habits and providing opportunities for active play can support their overall well-being during this critical stage of development.

Body weight percentile table for 5 year old boys

Percentile Weight
3rd 32.8 lbs
5th 33.6 lbs
10th 34.9 lbs
25th 37.5 lbs
50th 40.8 lbs
75th 44.7 lbs
90th 48.9 lbs
95th 51.8 lbs
97th 53.9 lbs

Body weight percentile table for 5 year old girls

Percentile Weight
3rd 31.6 lbs
5th 32.4 lbs
10th 33.8 lbs
25th 36.3 lbs
50th 39.7 lbs
75th 44 lbs
90th 48.8 lbs
95th 52.4 lbs
97th 55 lbs

Source Citations

  1. Robert J. Kuczmarski Dr.P.H. et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics Is Your Child Overweight?

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